Cons: "You have to know its expensive to own, poor MPG."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have had my 2008 S4 for just over a year now and its been great. No issues with the car at all. I have put just over 10,000 miles on it these past 15 months and other than two oil changes, it hasnt seen service. I thoroughly enjoy driving it and am taking it to the track at Mid Ohio in a month. As a daily driver, it is fun as it is comfortable. I have the manual and love driving it but I also live in a small town so I dont have to sit in much traffic. Great car if you need four doors and yet want performance. Watch the back seat room if you are tall however as it is a two seater if the front seats are all the way back, or even close. As a VW Passat owner, this was a great car to move to for improved performance."
"I have owned some fun cars, but this really is the best all around car for the money. Its beautifully designed, incredibly reliable, and fun to drive. Absolutely a wolf in sheep's clothes. I can't say enough positive things here. I am getting a new car this year and I am buying another s4."
"Its a great car to drive, handles like a dream, beautiful interior, powerful engine, the works. The back seats are a little cramped. Horrific on gas for those of you that like to get on it every once in awhile. Expensive to maintain (9.5 quarts of synthetic oil plus 20 bucks for oil filter). Ive also had a leak in the power steering and the power window on the driver side sometimes doesnt do its automacit one-touch down and up feature. Overall its an extremely fun car to drive if youve got the money for upkeep and especially..fuel."
"This car has been a beyond-my expectations experience - just awesome!!! I have always had wagons with manual tranny but this car trumps an A4 anyday and an M3, too. though it is a luxury car, it is not for someone expecting a soft ride. the suspension is race stiff, the handling superb in any weather; overall, the car is very responsive; it's a thrill ride for someone wanting to "drive" a car. the v8 has an awesome sound to it also. plus, there is not many of these on the road, and traffic participants underestimate but quickly learn what you have under the hood. ;-)
Recommending the S4 Avant to anyone ready for a fun ride!!!"
Pros: "A joy to drive, comfortable, reliable, great value"
Cons: "Not great on gas, back seats can be a little small"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car is absolutely amazing.. From it's comfort and technology to it's performance and reliability.
I purchased this car as something fun to drive that would get me through Connecticut's bad winter storms. There was literally not one storm I did not make it through.
The interior design is very neat and convenient. Comfort was totally the main focus in this design. For the Exterior is looks beyond it's time and is very easy on the eyes.
Amazing car... The only downfall this car has is yearly costs could be little expensive. If money is an issue this car is not for you! It's roaring 8 cylinders can burn through gas quickly if you're not cautious of it. It's useful MPG feature is much needed on this car. Always need to see how many miles to the gallon you are getting. Also, this car's upkeep CAN get expensive for repairs, etc.. But it's a luxury sports car - so nothing you shouldn't expect.
Car is amazing!!"